We recognize that answering some of the questions on this survey may have been difficult. If you have experienced any discomfort in responding to these questions and would like to speak with someone, the following is a list of resources to contact.
IMPACT Solutions is the university’s employee assistance program (EAP) used to assist employees through challenges. The IMPACT program can assist with problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, child and eldercare needs, marital concerns or substance abuse. It can also assist with financial, legal or identity theft issues. All resources are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Services are confidential and provided by credentialed professionals. All employees, household members, dependents in and away from home, and parents/parents-in-law are eligible to use any of the IMPACT services. You can reach IMPACT directly at 1-800-227-6007.
Employee Resource Groups
Kent State University has six Employee Resource Groups. They are the International Faculty and Staff Network, Kent Engaged and Emerging Professionals (KEEP), the Latino Networking Caucus (LNC), the Pan-African Faculty and Staff Association (PAFSA), Spectrum: Connecting LGBTQ+ and Ally Faculty and Staff, and the Women of Color Collective (WoCC). All groups have open membership.
DeWeese Health Center Counseling and Psychological Service
DeWeese Health Center Counseling and Psychological Services is staffed by licensed counselors and psychologists.
Counseling and Human Development Center
The Counseling and Human Development Center located at 325 White Hall on the Kent Campus, offers individual and group counseling services for a wide variety of concerns for individuals from the university and community and it serves as a training clinic for graduate students in the counselor education and supervision program. All services are provided free to Kent State students, staff and faculty and at very little cost to the community. Feel free to contact the center for more information.
The Psychological Clinic
The Psychological Clinic was established in 1968 and is housed in the Department of Psychological Sciences on the Kent Campus. Services are provided by master’s and doctoral students under the close supervision of clinical faculty members who are licensed psychologists.
Kent State University’s Care Team is a cross-divisional crisis management committee that collaboratively assesses and coordinates a response to student behavior identified as reasonably posing a potential threat to self, others or the university community.
Referrals to the Care Team may be made by contacting the dean of students at 330-672-8003 for a unified institutional response.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is offered as part of the More Aware Initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
MHFA is help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis resolves.
STEP UP SPEAK OUT
Step Up and Speak Out is a collaborative initiative involving Counseling and Psychological Services, the DeWeese Health Center, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Office of the Dean of Students and Police Services intended to better educate university community members on how to assist distressed or disruptive individuals. All campuses have a unique resource card and response guide specific to each location. The response guide will assist you with recognizing behavioral signs and symptoms ranging from minimal risk to urgent situations requiring immediate assistance.
All Kent State students have access to a crisis text line and a 24-hour support and crisis call line to provide evening and weekend triage service and referrals.